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burlesque… Bumping and grinding is back on Church Street. A new burlesque series debuts this Friday, 10pm at Collective: Unconscious, 279 Church [White/Franklin] 212.254.5277, and every third Friday of the month after that. The new company, perfectly named Pinchbottom, will book monthly acts around a theme — first up is 'Blasphemy.' On the bill: Dottie Lux, Julie Atlas Muz, and Dirty Martini (pictured). Nasty Canasta and Jonny Porkpie host. $10.

indie rock… Saturday: Prepare to be ruled by The Appleseed Cast. Monday: Pela play powerful pop at The Delancey. Just Announced: 5/21 The National, 6/13 The Boy Least Likely To.

sale… Up to 75% off furniture, glass, leather, and accessories at Noi, 8 Rivington [Chrystie/Bowery] 212.260.9992. The store is closing on the LES on April 30th, reopening after that in DUMBO.

reading… On Monday, April 17th, 7pm, Sebastian Junger reads from his Vanity Fair report on "America's Forgotten War" about the insurgency in Afghanistan. Also with him will be photojournalist Teun Voeten. At The Half King, 505 W. 23rd [10th/11th] 212.462.4300.

kids… John, Paul, George, & Ben, the new book written and illustrated by Lane Smith, may have some sly references for adults, but it's for kids: a fun way to learn about some of the country's founding fathers (Hancock, Revere, Washington, and Franklin). Jefferson turns up, too.

travel…Round-trip on US Airways to Ft. Lauderdale, $164 (taxes included). Not bad. We found it on Kayak, though you book at OneTravel.

drink… At Astor Wines' new digs, 399 Lafayette [4th] 212.674.7500, meet two artisanal sake brewers this Saturday, 3-6pm: Toshi Kanehira of Aiyu Sake Brewery and Rumi Katsuie of Kawashima Sake Brewery. The store is offering 10% off the featured sakes.
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Readers with an AOL address didn't get yesterday's MUG — it was our monthly Hump Day article and you can read it here.

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